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Latifah Launches CW Singing Competition

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Mar 05, 2012 | 4:01pm EST

Queen LatifahAre you suffering from singing-competition-series fatigue between American Idol, The X Factor, The Voice and others? "Well, snap out of it!" says the CW.

The network announced today that it will enter the very, very crowded field of such with its own offering, The Star Next Door, and help from Queen Latifah. And Gloria Estefan. And John Rich.

Here's how the network describes it: "In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including pop legend Gloria Estefan and country star John Rich, will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America."

The Star Next Door will premiere this summer, meaning we will likely not see a month without a major singing-competition series for years to come.

Source: EW

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